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US Congress: Requests for Better Security were Rejected

In a letter sent to the State Department, congressmen Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, blamed the current administration for allegedly rejecting security improvement requests made by the U.S.’s Libya mission prior to the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Margaret Warner reports: (Source: PBS)

FBI Investigation Continues on Benghazi Attacks

After officially announcing that terrorists were responsible for attacks on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the U.S. intelligence community is pursuing alleged suspects. Margaret Warner talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gordon and Greg Miller of the Washington Post for more on the state of security in Libya: (Source: PBS)

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Weekly Security Update

Overview The eagerly awaited announcement naming candidates for Libya’s new government which had been expected on 1 October failed to materialise.  This was the second time that Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur has delayed the announcement, likely connected with disagreements between Abu Shagur and National Forces Alliance (NFA) leader, Mahmoud Jibril.  On 2 October, Jibril […]

UK Experts Help Libya with IED Detection

A British team has completed repair work on specialist equipment to detect and dispose of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Libya, the British Embassy has said. “The team has been assisting the Libyan Government and the Ministry of Interior repair its specialist equipment so that it is better able to deal with a range of […]

Video: Libya a Talking Point for US Presidential Race

Libyans are being encouraged to hand over their weapons in a bid to improve security. Thousands of people have been turning in ammunition, AK47 rifles and even rocket propelled grenades for the incentive of winning a car and electronic goods. The problem of unregulated weapons was highlighted by the recent attack on the U.S. consulate […]

3 Swiss Guilty of Aiding Libyan Nuclear Program

A Swiss court has found three men guilty of helping supply material and know-how to Libya’s atomic weapons program almost a decade ago. Urs Tinner (46) and his brother Marco (43) were sentenced to prison terms that are shorter than the time they have already spent in investigative custody, according to Bloomberg. Their 74-year-old father, […]